And cows! Yesterday I rose with the dawn as usual – bug used my blogging time to hurry through my chores so I could drove over to a friends farm to collect pumpkins and still be back in time for afternoon chores here.
My friend sold the blossoms from these plants all summer long – for 50 cents each. At least a thousand blossoms a week. But now that season is over, and I was given the field of pumpkins for the pigs and cows.
I filled the truck right to the brim and over the next few days I will sort any that will store into the shed as I feed out. The pigs and cows will be living on pumpkin for a good few weeks. ( Mixed with their feed but still saving hundreds in feed costs). The animals will eat them all up before the land freezes and everything in the shed freezes solid too.
Above is my friends old Gleaner combine. Such a cool old machine.
The piglets loved the pumpkin immediately.
Del is still teaching the other cows about them. They need training to new feeds. The calves were chewing on them by evening.
Even this little steer on the other side.
Well I have my work cut out for me today. And we got some rain in the night so I will be unloading fast so as to get all the pumpkins into the dry before the showers return.
There was talk of a crew coming to take down two dead trees close to the house today. But I am not sure if they will still come after the very welcome rain.
We will see.
I hope you have a lovely day.